According to reporting by the Big Ten Network and others, the University of Maryland will announce that they are leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Rumors of the move began circulating last week.
Rutgers University is expected to follow suit, according to the Big Ten Network, and leave the Big East to join the Big Ten as well, growing the Big Ten to 14 schools.
Live online coverage of the Maryland press conference can be found here.
Maryland's Board of Regents voted unanimously to accept the Big Ten's invitation Monday and leave the ACC, according to ESPN. The Terps are a founding member of the ACC, launched in 1953, and will have to negotiate their way through a $50 million penalty fee to leave the conference.
The move is expected to increase the revenue...